Hard Rock Hotel (and the Cafe next to the Hotel) is indeed the most famous Hotel in Bali. So famous that people will line up in front of the surfboard that function as signage, and also the oversized guitar amplifier to take turn for 1-2 photos. Maybe tired with the view, I remember reading a blog post about 10 things NOT to do in Bali, one of them is taking photo at Hard Rock Hotel Bali.
I like the spacious room of the Hotel. The standard twin bed room has 2 Queen-Sized bed. In theory, it can cater for 4 persons, although according to the rule, each room is only for 2 person. Each bed has 2 big pillows.
The ensuite bathroom has a complete bath amenities and bath tub. There are a small see-through window from the bathroom to the room, which can be closed with blind shade.
Each room is also equipped with coffee and tea making facilities. They provide various Twinings tea and instant coffee.
Room can be noisy at night with the live band from the Center Stage and the attached Hard Rock Cafe. The noise gets better once the Center Stage live music stops around 12 am, and someone staying in Hard Rock Cafe in Kuta, Bali won’t be back in the room before midnight anyway.
Except for the Cafe & Center Stage, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is actually suitable for family. Kids would love swimming in the big pool with sandy bottom, or simply just running around at the spacious ground. Should they become bored, Kuta beach is across the street. Kids would love playing at the beach, while parents can rent the beach bench, reading book while watching the kids.
At night, when the kids has fall asleep, parents could spend the evening at Hard Rock Cafe next door. Show your room card to get into priority queue, as it can be pretty crowded over the weekend. I myself prefer to sit at the open stage area at the Center Stage in the Hotel’s main lobby. The name Center Stage came from the bar layout, where patron sit circling the bar in the center. Above the bar is the stage for live performance. Get some beer, and blend with the crowd.
See more photos of Hard Rock Hotel Bali and Hard Rock Cafe Bali here
Around the Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located right in front of Kuta Beach, the most happening place in Bali. Kuta beach is perfect for those who would learn to surf, or body boarding, or for those who just simply want to enjoy the sunset.
Within walking distance from the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, you won’t run our of shops, restaurant and bar to visit. Shops line up along the Legian road selling dress, shirts and accessories. In between the shops is restaurant, which convert into bar at night selling traditional Balinese food, seafood, to the western style food like steak and pasta. The restaurant however is not the place to taste authentic Balinese food, as taste normally have been adapted for tourist.
Further to the north is Seminyak area, reachable by motorcycle some 15-20 minutes away. Compared to Kuta, Seminyak is lined up with more upmarket shops, restaurant and bar. And another 15-20 minutes to the South is the beach of Jimbaran, the best place for seafood, and must visit place in Bali.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas,
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 761 869
Fax: +62 361 761 868
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